The New Republic's Scores

For 12 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Extras: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Black. White.: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
6 tv reviews
  1. "Everybody Hates Chris" is something more than the wise, tender, funny portrayal of the evolution of a gifted mind. It's actually something very rare on television, even rarer in the movies, and almost non-existent in contemporary fiction. It's the wise, tender, funny portrait of a poor kid.
  2. The most original and brilliant show on television.
  3. The haunting and sometimes mirthful tales that are the stock-and-trade of "This American Life" are not lost in imagery but heightened by it.
  4. The mood is serious, not campy, and there aren't laugh-out-loud moments, just a lot of groaners--at which point, the show simply becomes a reflection of its characters: depressing.
  5. I can't think of another recent work of art, popular or serious, that's as caustic about race as this wild little cartoon.
  6. The show moves swiftly and suspensefully.
  7. "Addiction" does not make the viewer a voyeur, but rather a participant in the need for more and better solutions.
  8. Cloying [and] lackluster.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It turns out that it's a lot easier to make fun of the news than to parody the people who deliver it.
  9. "Black. White." is not a provocative study in secret prejudice, followed by growth and awakening. It's a reinforcement of the stereotypes the show claims it wants to examine and expose.
  10. What you get is a show constricted by radical artistic compromises that it refuses to acknowledge having made. The result is an expulsion of Mamet's distinctive vision into the margins of the series, in which it wanders around like a director who's been fired from a movie yet will not leave the set.
  11. It's hard not to keep staring perplexed, squinting a little, and uttering, "I don't get it" every few seconds.

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